Samoa asks India for medical training aid

​The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malilegaoi, has asked India to provide post-graduate training opportunities for the country's doctors.

Tuilaepa had been attending the Indian summit

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said his country would help the region with human resource development.

Talamua Online reports Tuilaepa also asked for India's doctors and medical instructors to periodically work and take sabbaticals in Samoa to support its capacity building efforts.

The Samoa leader also spoke of the challenge the Pacific faces from climate change.

Prime Minister Modi acknowledged these concerns and said India will work with the Pacific and others to achieve a comprehensive, balanced and fair outcome at the climate change summit in Paris later this year.